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Mark: Follow the Servant Sermon Series

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. – Mark 10:45 (NASB)

An action-packed book of Jesus’ life, the Gospel of Mark is fast-paced, always moving and completely counter-cultural, proclaiming the message that followers of Christ are called to serve the needs of other people rather than just taking from them. Mark paints a picture of this Jesus who is extremely powerful, who has been given all authority from God that people are repeatedly amazed by, yet this Master uses all His power and authority to serve others. Jesus provides a day-to-day example of continuously giving of Himself and ultimately giving His own life to provide for our greatest need of being saved from our sins. Over and over, this book pushes the reader to action as it forces us to examine Jesus and His purpose on earth, and moves us to evaluate our own relationship with Him and our purpose as His disciples here on earth.

Sermon Listing

Apr 12 2015 The Beginning of the Gospel / Mark 1:1-8

PJ Lewis

What prepares people to understand and experience the gospel, or good news, of Jesus? In order to truly appreciate or understand the need for the gospel, we have to realize our need for it. The book…

Apr 19 2015 Anytime Anywhere With Anyone / Mark 1:9-45

PJ Lewis

As we continue in the book of Mark, we find Jesus launching out on mission. We also find Jesus inviting others, like us, to join Him on this mission, and we learn more of what this mission is all…

Apr 26 2015 Healings and Questions / Mark 2:1-3:12

Jerrod Rumley

Jesus' fame has spread through the land, and now He has returned to His home base for ministry in Galilee. He has multiple encounters with people through healing but addresses peculiar issues at first…

May 3 2015 A New Community / Mark 3:13-35

Shea Sumlin

This passage serves as one of the most significant pivot points in the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ. Following the first official plot by the religious leaders to kill Jesus, the clock begins…

May 10 2015 What Kind of Dirt Are You? / Mark 4:1-41

PJ Lewis

Jesus teaches in Mark 4 that there are four types of soil, and every person falls into one of these types. But as we look more closely, we see the first three are really not as different as we might…

May 17 2015 Trusting His Authority / Mark 5:1-43

PJ Lewis

In Mark 5, Jesus continues to show His disciples what it means to follow the servant. We see three instances where Jesus demonstrates the power and authority given to Him from the Father. He reminds…

May 24 2015 Sufficient in Christ / Mark 6:1-56

Shea Sumlin

Two of the most well known miracles in the Bible are “The Feeding of the 5,000” and “Jesus Walking on Water.” Both the churched and unchurched alike are generally aware of these two particular…

May 31 2015 The Gospel vs. Religion / Mark 7:1-37

Shea Sumlin

Out of all the enemies and challenges Jesus has faced thus far in Mark's Gospel, probably the greatest one is that of religion: man's attempt to justify or sanctify himself before God through his own…

Jun 14 2015 Who Do You Say That I Am? / Mark 8:1-33

Jerrod Rumley

After lecturing and training His disciples, Jesus has given them multiple lab settings to follow Him. In this message, Jesus asks the most important question the disciples could ever answer and quite…

Jun 28 2015 The Meaning of Marriage / Mark 10:1-12

Shea Sumlin

Debates on the definition and meaning of marriage and divorce were just as heated in Jesus’ day as they are now. There were many divisions over what grounds were permissible for divorce and what…

Jul 5 2015 The Great Reversal / Mark 10:13-52

Mike Slayden

In a world where rulers use their subjects as stepping stones to personal success and greatness, Jesus has something else to say. Leadership at its core is not about greatness, but about humility…

Jul 12 2015 Making Room for Jesus / Mark 11:1-26

Jerrod Rumley

Jesus begins the Passion Week with the most remarkable of entrances. Everything He does is intentional and focused. During this time, He makes some strong accusations toward the religious people and…

Jul 19 2015 A Question of Authority / Mark 11:27-12:44

Mike Slayden

Where did Jesus receive His authority? After craftily backing the religious leaders into a proverbial corner, Jesus refuses to answer their question. On the heels of this iteration, Jesus then…

Jul 26 2015 Things to Come / Mark 13:1-37

Shea Sumlin

In this passage, Jesus begins teaching and preparing His disciples concerning future events (both near and distant) that will occur. Some of these events are painful realities, such as the destruction…

Aug 2 2015 Extravagant Worship / Mark 14:1-11

Mike Slayden

Just days before the crucifixion, Mark takes us to an intimate dinner scene in Bethany with Jesus and His closest friends. In the midst of dinner, Mary, sister of Lazarus, becomes overwhelmed by the…

Aug 9 2015 Remembering Redemption / Mark 14:12-31

Shea Sumlin

On the night Jesus was betrayed, shortly before His arrest, trials and execution on the cross, He shares the Passover meal with His disciples. Jews had shared this meal every year for the previous…

Aug 16 2015 Not My Will / Mark 14:32-42

PJ Lewis

As the time for the sacrifice draws closer, we find Jesus struggling. This is an almost unbelievable passage that shows a time when Jesus' and the Father’s wills were not identical. But this is where…

Aug 23 2015 Jesus and the Jewish Council / Mark 14:43-15:15

Jerrod Rumley

This passage portrays the betrayal, arrest and trial of Jesus, and finishes with Peter’s denial. Judas was commissioned to betray Him, and even His closest of disciples reject knowing Him at the…

Aug 30 2015 Anatomy of a Crucifixion / Mark 15:16-47

Mike Slayden

This week we’ll take a brutally honest look at the crucifixion. In examining this means of torture and death perfected by the Romans, we’ll see that Jesus’ death on the cross was God’s means of…

Sep 6 2015 Do I Get It? / Mark 16:1-8 (9-20)

PJ Lewis

As we wrap up the "Follow the Servant" series, giving one last overview of the book, we find that time and time again, the disciples really didn't get who Jesus was or what everything He did actually…